Risi/Krohn repaired for event

RISI/KROHN FERRARI REPAIRED AND READY FOR LE MANS After a frighteningly savage shunt during the Le Mans Test Day, the No. 83 Risi Competizione/Krohn Racing Ferrari F430 GT rolled through scrutineering today at the famed Place de Jacobins in Le...

RISI/KROHN FERRARI REPAIRED AND READY FOR LE MANS

After a frighteningly savage shunt during the Le Mans Test Day, the No. 83 Risi Competizione/Krohn Racing Ferrari F430 GT rolled through scrutineering today at the famed Place de Jacobins in Le Mans. The car - driven by Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Eric van de Poele - spent a few days at Ferrari's Michelotto facility for repairs and a rebuild.

Krohn went off at the Ford Chicane in the June 1 test during the second hour of the afternoon's session. The car was pretty much a write-off with the chassis having to be replaced, with permission from the ACO.

"The accident happened on my third lap on a drying track, coming out of the Porsche Curves," Krohn said. "I was flat out in fifth gear in the preceding lap out of that particular corner. The car went slightly sideways on the new tarmac that had been laid down during winter, but I was in control all of the time. This time however, I must have put a wheel on the soft side of the track, and lost control of the car immediately. I'm fine, and I wasn't scared at all.

"The damage from the accident is now nothing more than an unpleasant memory," added Krohn, who finished second in GT2 last year with Jonsson and Colin Braun. "We received the car back on Saturday and we are very confident for the session on Wednesday. With all that rain and the difficult track conditions we encountered on June 1st, we were lacking dry track conditions during testing time like most of the teams. Every year I learn a bit more about this track, and doing so, I appreciate it more and more. For the future I wouldn't mind driving a car with a bit more downforce, like the prototypes."

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Nic Jönsson
Teams Krohn Racing , Risi Competizione